Friday, February 27, 2009

Government Grants and Work at Home Jobs Provide The Perfect Christmas Gift

Government Grants and Work at Home Jobs Provide The Perfect Christmas Gift

New Programs Provides Grants, Loans, Work at Home Jobs and Free Credit Repair.

Washington DC (PRWEB) December 13, 2004

If you are searching for the perfect christmas gift, have a family member unemployed or if credit problems are holding you back from starting a business, buying a home or new car, here is important news! Government and private lending institutions are now joining forces to stimulate the national economy and make it easier for women, minorities and people with poor credit ratings to get government grants and low interest loans.

President Bush also announced a breakthrough for Faith Based and Community Organizations. Policies have been lifted which prohibited them from receiving government funding based on religious affiliations. Churches and religious based community organizations can now compete on equal footing for available federal dollars. Terry Newborn, a researcher for Government Publications in Washington, DC, reported, "There are billions of dollars in grants and loans earmarked for people previously identified as credit risks. Public and private funds are now available for them to buy homes, cars, start a business, consolidate debts and any worthwhile purpose." In addition, he reported new financial resources have been committed to help the unemployed get job training and re-enter the job market.

"Now is the time for citizens to act if they need money for any worthwhile purpose," urged Newborn. He also revealed that several reduced-cost and even free programs now exist to benefit economically disadvantaged and recently unemployed persons. Such programs include dental and vision care services, prescription plans and legal aid. The program also includes free postal training manual, government jobs training manuals, applications plus practice tests that help low scorers acheive a higher score when taking civil service exams.

Government Publications offers a CD-Rom that provides the latest information on the above programs. It covers free grant and loan resources available for a wide variety of purposes, including business start-ups. President Bush declared, "The entrepreneurial spirit in America is healthy, It is a great strength of our country. If you feel like you've got what it takes to start a business, if you want to go out on your own, you think you've got a good product, the country says, we welcome you to do so." This CD Rom includes start-up information on over 75 home-based business opportunities. For example, How to Buy and Sell Foreclosed Properties, How to Start a Profitable Gift Basket Business, How to Start A Cleaning Business and How to http://www. Become-a-LoanBroker. com (http://www. Become-a-LoanBroker. com). The business program includes http://www. export-import-cd. com (http://www. export-import-cd. com) which teaches customers to Ebay(tm) the correct way.

The CD Rom combines all programs into one price either $39.95 or $61.95, it also includes 50 successful grant applications that were funded. These sample applications are essential items since most denied loan and grant applications are due to improper or incomplete paperwork. For more information on CD containing all programs log on to http://www. governmentgrants-us. com (http://www. governmentgrants-us. com). To visit individual sites combined on CD visit, http://www. online-survey-jobs. com (http://www. online-survey-jobs. com), http://www. scholarships-education. com (http://www. scholarships-education. com), , http://www. marketwire. com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=72368 (http://www. marketwire. com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=72368) http://www. capitalpublications. com/secure_html/free_work_at_home. html (http://www. capitalpublications. com/secure_html/free_work_at_home. html) http://press. arrivenet. com/government/article. php/625870.html (http://press. arrivenet. com/government/article. php/625870.html)
Http://www. merchantamerica. com/governmentgrants/index. php? ba (http://www. merchantamerica. com/governmentgrants/index. php? ba)

or call 800-306-0873 or 800-416-0712.


Terry Newborn

Government Publications

1025 Connecticut Ave. Suite 1012

Washington, DC 20036

Tele: 202-263-7340

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Thursday, February 26, 2009



The National Technical Association is pleased to announce the honorees for our annual Technical Achiever of the Year Awards. Dr. Frederick Humphries, director of the Florida A & M University Center for Science & Engineering Policy, is the keynote speaker for the banquet. The event will take place on September 17, 2004 at the Tuskegee University Kellogg Conference Center.

CLEVELAND, OH (PRWEB) August 31, 2004

The National Technical Association is pleased to announce the honorees for our annual Technical Achiever of the Year Awards. Dr. Frederick Humphries, director of the Florida A & M University Center for Science & Engineering Policy, is the keynote speaker for the banquet. The event will take place on September 17, 2004 at the Tuskegee University Kellogg Conference Center.

Technical Achiever Awards

Chemist - Dr. Sonya V. Roberson, National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute 

Educator - Dr. Andrea W. Lawrence, Spelman College

Engineer - Mr. Ernest Levert, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

Physicist - Dr. Willie Rockward, Morehouse College

Scientist - Wanda J. Harding, NASA Kennedy Space Center

Technologist - Carlos R Morrison, NASA Glenn Research Center

Membership Awards

Samuel R. Cheevers Distinguished Service Award - Garry A. Harris 

Fred C. Downs Special Event Award - NTA Cincinnati/University of Cincinnati

The theme for the conference is "Science & Technology: The Research, The Business, The Impact on HBCUs/MIs." This 76th national conference will bring together technical paper presentation sessions, personal and professional workshops, award recognition ceremonies and the Technical Career & Opportunity Fair.

The National Technical Association is the premiere technical organization of scientists, engineers, architects, technologists, educators and technical business entrepreneurs for African Americans. Founded in 1925 and incorporated in 1926, the NTAÂ’s legacy is long, its heritage strong, and its programs are pioneering and unique. The NTA is a 501 (c)(3) organization.

Should you have questions or need additional information about the NTA, call the national office or email at info@ntaonline. org.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Catch the Holiday Spirit with CLIF® BAR Seasonal Flavors

Catch the Holiday Spirit with CLIF® BAR Seasonal Flavors

1 Percent of Net Proceeds to Benefit Winter Wildlands Alliance

Emeryville, CA (Vocus) October 19, 2010

CLIF BAR's popular seasonal flavors have returned with an added benefit this year: The holiday spirit of giving back.

The flavor trio tastes like home-baked holiday treats and yet still has CLIF's athlete-crafted blend of carbohydrates, protein and fiber for sustained energy. The flavors – Cranberry Orange Nut Bread, Iced Gingerbread and Spiced Pumpkin Pie – are made with organic and all-natural ingredients. They are available nationwide now through the holiday season while supplies last (SRP: $1.39).

New this year to the seasonal flavor campaign, CLIF BAR will donate 1 percent of net sales to Winter Wildlands Alliance, the first and only national organization that works on behalf of skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers, winter hikers and other outdoor adventurers to address national issues that impact our winter wildlands.

“Once again this year we received a lot of phone calls and emails asking when our holiday-inspired flavors would be available. Well, the wait is over,” said Carly Lutz, Clif brand director. “And this year we’re proud to support Winter Wildlands Alliance in its preservation efforts – a cause anyone who enjoys outdoor winter adventures can get behind.”

The three limited-edition bars join 15 year-round CLIF BAR flavors, all made with whole ingredients you can see and taste, such as oats, fruit and nuts. CLIF BARs also serve as a good source of protein and fiber, which help the body digest carbohydrates slowly to deliver sustained energy. In addition, CLIF BARs are free of trans fats, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors, sweeteners and preservatives.

CLIF BAR is the market’s best-selling energy bar in grocery and natural food stores, according to The Nielsen Company and SPINS.

About Clif Bar & Company
Clif Bar & Company is a leading maker of nutritious, all-natural, organic foods and drinks, including CLIF® BAR energy bar, LUNA®, The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women®; and CLIF Kid®, Nourishing Kids in Motion®. Focused on sports nutrition and healthy snacks, the company is committed to sustaining its people, brands, business, community and planet. For more information on Clif Bar & Company, please visit http://www. clifbar. com, check out our Facebook page at http://www. facebook. com/clifbar or follow us on Twitter at: http://www. twitter. com/clifbar.

Editor’s Note: Product samples and photos available upon request.


Climbing for a Cause

Climbing for a Cause

Cherise Fleming was diagnosed with a brain tumor twelve years ago. During these past years she decided to make some dramatic life-style changes.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 9, 2005

Cherise Fleming is a beautiful, young wife and mother who was diagnosed with a brain tumor twelve years ago. Her long term prognosis was not good. But, three brain surgeries and dozens of chemotherapy cycles later she is in near perfect health.

During these past twelve years, Cherise decided to make some dramatic life-style changes. She tried ice climbing, something she always wanted to do; “If I can do this, I know I can do anything.” Her first venture was scaling a 100-200 foot frozen cataract in a Canadian hamlet. She loved it! “Being in the mountains has become a celebration of life for her,” says her mother, Thelma Fleming. “This is all about controlling what you can control – because you can’t control the brain tumor.”

Recently, Cherise held a benefit for the American Brain Tumor Association and Evanston Northwestern Hospital. This was to celebrate her recent climb in Wyoming’s Grand Tetons. She said 100% of the proceeds will provide for brain tumor research to “give others the opportunity I have been given.”

“This disease has been both a curse and a blessing,” says Cherise. She has benefited from the generosity of others and the true spirit of caring, through the support she has been given.

Cherise hopes to raise more money through other mountaineering exploits. “She has taken the proverbial lemon and is making lemonade with it. She is leading the way for more research to help others,” says Naomi Berkowitz, the American Brain Tumor Association executive director. “She’s an inspiration to everyone who meets her.”

The American Brain Tumor Association exists to eliminate brain tumors through research and to meet the needs of brain tumor patients and their families.

For more information contact the ABTA at (800-886-2282) or visit the web site, www. abta. org.


What Causes Acne and What You Can Do About It

What Causes Acne and What You Can Do About It

Find out how acne affects you and how you can go about treating it.

(PRWEB) March 2, 2005

What is acne?

Acne can affect people from ages 10 through 40 and up. Acne can show up as any of the following; congested pores, whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, pustules, or cysts (deep pimples).

These blemishes occur wherever there are many oil (sebaceous) glands, mainly on the face, chest, and back. Acne is commonly referred to in slang as zits.

You can do a lot for your acne if you understand what brings it on and what really doesn't (despite what people tell you)--and if you know what you can get at a drugstore or cosmetic counter without a prescription. For tougher cases, you should consult a physician.

What causes acne anyway?

No one factor causes acne. As physicians understand it, acne happens when oil (sebaceous) glands come to life around puberty, when these glands are stimulated by male hormones that are produced in the adrenal glands of both boys and girls.

The oil glands, which are located just beneath the skin, continuously produce and secrete oil through openings in the skin. The oil lubricates and protects the skin.

Under certain circumstances, cells that are close to the openings of the oil glands block the openings. This causes a buildup of oil underneath the skin.

Bacteria, which live in everyone's skin but generally mind their own business, feast on this oil, multiply, and cause the surrounding tissues to become inflamed.

If the inflammation is right near the surface, you get a pustule if it's deeper, a papule (pimple) deeper still and it's a cyst.

If the oil breaks though to the surface, the result is a " whitehead." If the oil becomes oxidized (that is, acted on by oxygen in the air), the oil changes from white to black, and the result is a "blackhead."

What doesn't cause acne?

These factors don't cause acne, at least by themselves:

Heredity : Except for very severe acne, most people don't have the problem just the way their parents did.

Besides, some degree of acne is almost universal, so you'd expect to have more than one relative that has been affected at some point.

Food: All over the world, parents tell teens to avoid pizza, chocolate, greasy and fried foods, and junk foods.

While these foods may not be good for overall health, they don't make acne worse.

Dirt: Oil is a natural secretion of the oil glands, though some people are naturally oilier than others. "Blackheads" are oxidized oil, not dirt.

Sweat from exercise, whether washed off promptly or not, also doesn't cause acne. On the other hand, excessive washing can dry and irritate the skin.

Stress: Some people get so upset by their pimples that they pick at them and make them last longer. Stress, however, does not play much of a direct role in causing acne.

The good news is that to improve the acne, people would not be required to calm down and reduce stress, unless it is causing them to pick at their skin.

Hormones: Some women break out cyclically, but most women (and all men!) don't. Likewise, hormone tests and treatments aren't much help.

When should you start to treat acne?

Since everyone gets acne at some time, there is no "correct" time to treat it. The best advice is to take action when you think it's out of control.

This can be when severe acne flares suddenly, mild acne that just won't quit, or even when a single pimple decides to show up the week before your prom or wedding. The decision is yours.

What can you do about acne on your own? (A lot!)

Think back to the 3 basic causes of acne, and you can understand why the focus of both home treatment and prescription therapy is to: (1) unclog pores; (2) kill bacteria; and (3) minimize oil. But first a word about. . . .

Lifestyle: Everyone knows that moderation and regularity are good things, but not everyone can sleep 8 hours, eat three good meals, and drink 8 glasses of water a day. Relax!

You can still control your acne if school or work make your routine frantic and unpredictable.

Probably the most useful lifestyle change you can make is to apply hot compresses to pustules and cysts, or get facials (see below), and never, ever pick, thank you.

When you pick or squeeze a pimple, the skin always feels bumpier and stays redder longer than if you leave them alone, however hard that may be to do.

The redness, by the way, is not scarring in the permanent sense. It's just a mark that takes months to fade.

Opening Pores

Cleansing and Skin Care: Despite what you read in popular style and fashion magazines, there is no magic product or regimen that is right for every person and situation.

Mild cleansers: Washing once or twice a day with a mild cleansing bar or liquid (for example, Dove, Neutrogena, Basis, Purpose, and Cetaphil are all inexpensive and popular) will keep the skin clean and minimize sensitivity and irritation.

Exfoliating cleansers and masques: A variety of mild scrubs, exfoliants, and masques can be used. These products contain either fine granules or salicylic acid in a concentration that makes it a very mild peeling agent.

These products remove the outer layer of the skin, and thus open pores.


Not to be confused with the prescription medication, Retin-A, this derivative of Vitamin A can help promote skin peeling.

Killing Bacteria

Antibacterial cleansers: The most popular ingredient in over - the-counter antibacterial cleansers is benzoyl peroxide.

Topical (external) applications: These products come in the form of gels, creams, and lotions, which are applied to the affected area.

The active ingredients that kill surface bacteria include benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, and resorcinol. Benzoyl peroxide causes red and scaly allergic skin in a small number of people, which goes away as soon as you stop using it.

Keep in mind that benzoyl peroxide is a bleach, so don't let products containing benzoyl peroxide get on your good colored clothes, shirts, or towels!

Reducing Oil

Oil is normal. You can't stop your oil glands from producing it, unless you mess with your hormones or metabolism in ways you shouldn't want to. (Even Accutane -- see below -- only slows down oil glands for a while.

They come back to life later.) What you can do is to get rid of oil on the surface of the skin, and reduce that embarrassing shine.

Use a gentle astringent/toner to wipe away oil. (There are many brands available in pharmacies, as well as from manufacturers of cosmetic lines.)

Products containing glycolic acid or one of the other alpha-hydroxy acids are also mildly helpful in clearing the skin by causing the superficial layer of the skin to peel exfoliate

Masques containing sulfur and other ingredients draw out facial oil.

Antibacterial pads containing benzoyl peroxide have the additional benefit of helping you wipe away oil.

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Brown College Broadcast Students Get New Scholarship

Brown College Broadcast Students Get New Scholarship

Tribute to Del Fisher is Donated by the Dakota Radio Group

(Vocus) February 17, 2009

Mendota Heights, MN - Brown College announced today that the Dakota Radio Group and the listeners of KGFX have designated a donation of $8,500 to the Career Education Scholarship Fund, in support of Brown College students who embody a commitment to service and community. It has been established to honor the memory of Del Fisher. The award will be given in increments of $1,000 annually.

Applications are currently being accepted to be considered for a scholarship of $1,000 for the 2009 academic year from the Career Education Scholarship Fund. All applicants must either be attending full-time or enrolled in Brown College Radio Broadcasting program. Scholarship applications will be reviewed and prospective recipients will be judged on the following criteria: Financial Need, Student Essay, Service and Leadership, Letter(s) of Recommendation. The deadline for submissions to the Career Education Scholarship Fund is May 15th, 2009. The scholarship is not renewable.

"When mulling over the possibilities for establishing a scholarship in Del's name, we immediately thought of Brown College, as many of our employees here at Dakota Radio Group, including myself and our General Manager, Mark Swendsen, are Brown grads," said Paul Rollie, Program Director. "Brown College has long-earned a reputation for training solid, quality broadcasters…instruction second to none, that comes from experienced radio professionals and is set in an actual radio station "environment." To help future broadcasters realize their dream, well, we couldn't think of a better way to pay tribute to our colleague and friend, Del Fisher."

Del Fisher was the embodiment of a true radio broadcaster. He began his career at the ripe old age of 14 at KOLY-AM in Mobridge, South Dakota. What began as a part time job soon led to a very successful career. Fisher spent many years at KGFX in Pierre, South Dakota where he was the morning announcer and Farm Director. He had a great love for people and genuinely cared for those in the community. Over the years, Fisher built a unique relationship with his listeners and the community. If he heard that someone was suffering from health problems or having trouble, he would contact the person in charge of the fundraiser and promote it on the air, interviewing the organizers and letting his audience know there was someone in their area in need of help.

Del was detailed in his on air presentation, constantly keeping local listeners up to date by collecting area rainfall amounts from other listeners and farmers in the area…things like rain, humidity readings, temperature, and wind speed are all elements that affect both agriculture and outdoor activities in central South Dakota and Del took great care to make sure his listeners were informed. Fisher was named the South Dakota "Broadcaster of the Year" in 1999, an honor he truly cherished.

The Career Education Scholarship Fund is a non-profit foundation that was incorporated in 1998 with the mission to help students enrich their lives by attaining a quality education in their selected discipline.

About Brown College
Brown has enjoyed huge success training and graduating students in technology, design, and broadcast fields for more than 60 years. Brown College offers programs in criminal justice, broadcasting, business management, design, and technology. Founded in 1946, Brown College provides students with the knowledge, technical skills and hands-on training needed to succeed in fields such as network and software development, game design and development, graphic design, radio broadcasting, television production, digital media, criminal justice, interior design, and business management. Brown College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT). For more information about Brown College visit http://www. browncollege. edu (http://www. browncollege. edu).

Contact: Karol Baumeister;, 651-905-3499.

For more information about the Career Education Scholarship Fund contact Terry Frederiksen, 847.851.7097.

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Iatria Health Center Announces Addition Of ionCleanse® Treatment

Iatria Health Center Announces Addition Of ionCleanse® Treatment

Dr. Angela Baylis, Doctor of Chiropractic and Managing Director of Iatria Health Center, has announced that the firm will offer a new treatment option utilizing the ionCleanse® device.

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 4, 2005

Dr. Angela Baylis, Doctor of Chiropractic and Managing Director of Iatria Health Center, has announced that the firm will offer a new treatment option utilizing the ionCleanse® device. The ionCleanse® is a state of the art unit providing a drug free, efficient, and comfortable way to neutralize toxic accumulations within the body. The ionCleanse® treatment involves a series of sessions in the form of a footbath that reflects the presence of a variety of toxins in the body depending on the differing colors and objects that appear in the water. The ion producing technology generates a programmable mix of positive and negative ions through the feet that can detoxify the body, balance energy, and normalize pH, depending on the receptivity of the client.

“The human body is full of toxic substances that can affect a person’s short-term and long-term well-being,” said Dr. Baylis. “The ionCleanse® provides a thorough and efficient way to maintain high energy levels and long term wellness and we are happy to bring this new procedure to Iatria.”

About Iatria Health Center:

Dr. Angela Baylis, DC and Iatria Health Center offer full service chiropractic and applied kinesiology health services, as well as acupuncture and oriental medicine, under the supervision of qualified doctors who aid in a clientÂ’s total well being. Using a holistic approach, which addresses the whole person, not just the systems, Iatria Health Center provides comprehensive, personalized health care, along with superior service, in a relaxing and inviting atmosphere. For more information, call 919 861-8944 or on the Internet www. iatriahealthcenter. com. Iatria Health Center is associated with Iatria Day Spa, which specializes in such services as massage, facials, manicures, pedicures, body treatments, waxing, tinting, laser hair removal, and spa day packages.

Media and Press Contacts:

Patty Briguglio

MMI Associates, Inc.


Patty@mmimarketing. com


General Counsel and Law Industry Insiders Chronicle Rapidly Changing Legal Services Industry in 'Unbound'

General Counsel and Law Industry Insiders Chronicle Rapidly Changing Legal Services Industry in 'Unbound'

New book outlines how entrepreneurs are unbundling services to respond to corporate cost-reduction mandates; 19 interviews included

Ferndale, WA (Vocus) April 3, 2009

The demands of a changing marketplace are forcing the legal industry, rooted in century-old law firms and billing practices, to behave less like a profession and more like a business. A new book, "Unbound: How Entrepreneurship is Dramatically Transforming Legal Services Today" dissects this upheaval and demonstrates how entrepreneurial best practices are being applied to the rapidly changing legal services industry.

Nineteen leading visionaries from corporate counsel, law firms, and legal outsourcing providers offer input on where the industry is going over the next three to five years. Interviews include corporate counsel from Cardinal Health, Del Monte, Deutsche Bank, Johnson and Johnson, and Xerox. In addition, attorneys from prominent law firms and top management of legal service companies were interviewed, including Eversheds, Mayer Brown, Steptoe & Johnson, Trilegal, and the Vallex Fund.

Author David Galbenski (http://www. unboundlegal. com/about_author. html) is uniquely qualified to tackle this subject from three distinct perspectives. As an attorney, founder of Lumen Legal and Chairman of the Global Board of Directors of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), he has extensive expertise in entrepreneurial success strategies. And his business is the business of law.

"The financial and economic crisis of 2008 delivered the final blow to an industry that was already facing fundamental issues with its long-term business model," says Galbenski. "The key question all legal services professionals need to ask is, 'In a game where the rules have changed, am I playing offense or defense? Am I going to be a leading innovator in this new environment, or am I merely going to match what my competitors are doing?' "

Law firms have traditionally built a high fixed-cost associate salary structure that escalated each year, requiring an annual increase in billing rates. As more and more corporations began pushing back on higher charges, the model began to crumble. The current economic situation is only accelerating the pressure.

New legal service delivery models focus on the unbundling of tasks, such as labor-intensive document review, to perform them better, faster and/or cheaper. Other trends include changing lifestyles and workforce demographics, business globalization, and consolidation of law firms. Seven key trends are examined in the book.

The hard-cover edition is slated for an April 20, 2009 release, and can be ordered at www. unboundlegal. com, ISBN: 978-0-9778151-7-3.

About the Author
As founder of Lumen Legal (formerly Contract Counsel) in the early 1990s, David Galbenski, Esq. has guided development of one of the industry's most innovative database-driven human resources systems. He has pioneered domestic and offshore outsourcing solutions for both corporate clients and law firms.

Dave is also Chairman of the Global Board of Directors of EO (Entrepreneurs' Organization) with over 7,000 members in 38 countries. He is a recipient of an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2005), and many other recognitions. Lumen Legal is a two-time member of the Inc. 500. Dave graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan Business School in 1990 and cum laude from Wayne State University Law School in 1993. Prior to founding his company, Dave worked as a commercial litigation attorney in the Detroit law firm of Timmis & Inman.

About Lumen Legal

Lumen Legal assembles, deploys and manages combinations of contract legal professionals to meet defined corporate cost containment goals. Lumen designs and delivers comprehensive in-house contingent staffing strategies and effectively manages large-scale document review projects. Corporations also engage Lumen for direct hire search services to identify top legal talent, including diverse candidates. Resources include a proprietary database of several hundred thousand legal professionals, and field offices in 19 major U. S. markets, and two in India. See www. lumenlegal. com.

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Small Dog Columnist Named For DigitalDog. com

Small Dog Columnist Named For DigitalDog. com

Hope Saidel, co-owner of www. Gollygear. com, has been named Small Dog Columnist for the website www. DigitalDog. com.

Skokie, IL (PRWEB) February 13, 2006

Hope Saidel is now a columnist, specializing in small dogs, for www. DigitalDog. com. “Small dogs are more popular now than they ever have been,” says Saidel. “These little guys have different needs than their bigger counterparts and I’m very happy to share my experience, both good and bad, if it can help someone or answer some questions.” Saidel is co-owner of www. GollyGear. com, bricks-and-mortar and online small dog shop.

Over the last three-plus decades, Saidel has owned Boston Terriers, Brussels Griffons and a French Bulldog. She has trained and competed in AKC Obedience events and is on the board of directors of the North Shore Dog Training Club. “My background is in journalism,” Saidel says, “I’m delighted to combine two things I love – dogs and writing.” Before opening the shop, Saidel was managing editor of a weekly newspaper in suburban Chicago.

Saidel says that it was her difficulty finding suitable products for her little dogs that sparked the opening of www. GollyGear. com, the small dog boutique she now owns with her sister. “We couldn’t even find treats that we could use – most of them would be more than a meal for a little dog. We even resorted to making up recipes and baking for our dogs – and we don’t even bake for ourselves!” she said.

“I’m just so encouraged that small dogs are starting to be appreciated for what they are; real dogs who have dog needs – food, shelter, training, exercise and play. With the bonus of being really cute, portable and cuddly,” she laughs.

More seriously, Saidel noted that small dogs have particular needs that their owners should be aware of. “My column will focus on the things that make little dogs special. Some are good, some are terrific, and some are terrifying. I have the wonderful opportunity to talk about all of it.”

Saidel’s column on the website www. DigitalDog. com debuted in February with an introduction to the world of small dogs. Subsequent editions will include an overview of small dogs at the Westminster Dog Show, health concerns particular to small breeds, finding the right breed for the need, small dog safety and other ways of looking at life from shin-level.

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Free Bodybuilding Supplements Available Through Research Project

Free Bodybuilding Supplements Available Through Research Project

New website is conducting research on consumer expectations and purchasing trends within the dietary supplement industry. Take their survey and register to win free bodybuilding supplements.

Aurora, CO (PRWEB) February 26, 2009

Bodybuilding Supplements include a wide variety of nutritional supplements including protein powders and drinks, vitamin / mineral preparations, sports nutrition products (like creatine and nitric oxide boosters), and even some of the most elite and highly touted steroid alternatives and prohormones.

According to the most recent estimations, the dietary supplement industry is more than a $21 billion dollar industry. Of which, bodybuilding specific supplements make up a significant portion. In other words, bodybuilding supplements are a substantial part of our national economy and the overall health of America. However, research leading to new advancements in bodybuilding and sports specific supplements is behind the times in most cases. This may be what leads consumers to the black market scene and ultimately use of anabolic steroids.

A consumer research team is conducting an online survey to gather important information regarding consumers' expectations when using bodybuilding supplements. And in return have partnered up with some of the top supplement retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers from around the World to bring you free supplements.

To take part in this important research, visit freebodybuildingsupplements. com (http://www. freebodybuildingsupplements. com) and complete the online survey. The survey, which takes only about 4 minutes to complete, is followed by a registration form. Completion of the survey and short form qualifies you for the drawing for Free Supplements.

For more information about this survey and the research team conducting it, please visit www. freebodybuildingsupplements. com.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Net Zero Playhouse? Orange County’s Green Team Says Bravo

A Net Zero Playhouse? Orange County’s Green Team Says Bravo

Ocean Adventure Lab is the first net zero entry in HomeAid’s 19-year-old Project Playhouse Fundraiser, and the first to receive Honorary Certification from the U. S. Green Building Council -- Orange County Chapter.

Irvine, CA (Vocus) August 5, 2010

In this year’s Project Playhouse fundraiser there’s a new team on the block. The Ocean Adventure Lab (http://www. lpaimages. com/LPA_Project_Playhouse) is one of seven playhouses currently on display at the Irvine Spectrum Center through September 5, 2010. Built by a “consortium” of companies that value environmentally friendly design, the lab is one of two green entries in Project Playhouse’s 19-year-run.

Ocean Adventure Lab Builder: Turner Construction Company Ocean Adventure Lab Architect, Interior Designer, Landscape Architect and Electrical Engineer: LPA Inc. Ocean Adventure Lab Partner: ProRepro Ocean Adventure Interior Builder: Tangram Interiors

To pronounce and celebrate the Ocean Adventure Lab’s greenness, the U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC) – Orange County Chapter (http://www. usgbc-oc. org/) will present an Honorary Certification during a plaque ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 10. USGBC is the organization behind the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.

Honorary Plaque Ceremony time and location: Project Playhouse Village at the Irvine Spectrum Center (99 Fortune Dr Irvine, CA 92618), near Macy’s from noon to 1 p. m. The ceremony is open to the public, and RSVP is not required. While the playhouses are not eligible for official LEED certification, the Ocean Adventure Lab is being recognized for its application of LEED principles and design and construction practices. During the ceremony, the Ocean Adventure Lab will receive its kid-friendly bamboo plaque, and all LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED AP’s) who worked on the playhouse will be recognized with continuing education credits from USGBC National.

Project Playhouse is the signature, annual fundraiser for HomeAid Orange County -- the founding chapter of a national non-profit organization with mission to build and maintain dignified housing where homeless families and individuals can rebuild their lives.

More playhouse than dollhouse, everything about the Ocean Adventure Lab (http://www. lpaimages. com/LPA_Project_Playhouse) points to learning, having fun and caring for the environment –both at sea and on land. Inside the lab, one finds a working wave tank, microscopes, oceanography books, a working projector featuring underwater sea creatures, and a Playstation 2 (Ps2). Designers worked with the Ocean Institute in Dana Point to get everything just right.

Sustainable features of the playhouse include:
Use of locally manufactured and rescued materials in addition to those made with recycled contents. Use of drought-tolerant, California native vegetation. A truth wall which exposes the contents of the green playhouse --100% natural wool insulation, piping, and a structure made of composite wood. Energy efficient luminaires and LED lighting. Panels and a sliding door comprised of Trex Accents, which gives the appearance of wood without the inconvenience of splinters. Trex is made of 95 percent recycled materials. Source of renewable energy in the form of Suntech Black Label photovoltaic solar modules on the roof. This makes the playhouse a net zero structure, which means it produces as much power as it consumes.

“It’s been estimated that on any given weekend, the Irvine Spectrum Center has as many visitors as Disneyland. Thanks to Project Playhouse and the Ocean Adventure Lab, these visitors get to learn more about real world green building techniques, sustainability, and how they can help turn a playhouse into a home,” says LPA President Dan Heinfeld.

Online Photo Gallery: Additional Project Playhouse Entries (http://www. lpaimages. com/Project_Playhouse)

About Project Playhouse
Project Playhouse debuted in 1992 and for 18 years, dedicated builders, trades, architects and designers have donated their talents and resources to create whimsical playhouses which bring a fantasy playhouse village to life. Village tour and opportunity drawing ticket sales along with the playhouse auction sales have raised more than $5.5 million to help HomeAid build or renovate 47 housing developments for homeless men, women and children.

About HomeAid
Founded in 1989 by the Orange County Chapter of the Building Industry Association of Southern California, HomeAid acts as the housing developer and liaison. HomeAid brings together service providers, community volunteers, builders and specialty contractors to build housing for a population in our community that are often forgotten - victims of domestic violence, pregnant homeless women, abused and abandoned children and homeless families.

About USGBC Orange County
The USGBC-OC Chapter’s mission is to engage all Green Building stakeholders to be the conduit of change for a more sustainable Orange County through innovative communication, education, resources and advocacy. Members include developers, designers, investors, manufacturers, architects, facility managers, engineers and builders working together to foster more sustainable, healthy and prosperous communities in Orange County. The USGBC-OC Chapter has more than 400 active members and 4,000 affiliated Orange County residents on its distribution list.

About LPA Inc.
Founded in 1965, LPA has more than 220 employees with offices in Irvine, Roseville, and San Diego, Calif. LPA provides services in architecture, planning, interior design, engineering, landscape architecture, signage and graphics. LPA has designed more LEED certified buildings than any firm in the state and of their employees, more than 78 percent are LEED accredited professionals (http://blog. lpainc. com/lpa-blog/bid/23773/LPA-is-a-LEED-AP-Giant). With extensive experience in public and private architecture, LPA designs a diversity of facilities that span from K-12 schools, colleges and universities, to corporate and civic establishments. This is LPA’s second year participating in HomeAid’s Project Playhouse.


Siscan Publications Introduces the Daily Agenda, Health and Fitness Workbook Series

Siscan Publications Introduces the Daily Agenda, Health and Fitness Workbook Series

A choice of three personal workbooks, Daily Agenda, Daily Health and the Daily Fitness, have been created in a fill-able form layout for immediate download, using. pdf and word document template file formats.

(PRWEB) November 6, 2006

The Daily Agenda, Daily Health and Daily Fitness Workbook series displays computer data, or by hand, fill-able forms that are downloaded in a choice of file formats. The author, L. M. Richard, created the workbook series. The workbooks focus on three of life's most important issues occurring daily and organizing the information into one location. All the workbooks are designed to use for a full year.

The Workbook series are located at Belynda's e-Home (www. belyndasehome. com) that is operated in conjunction with Siscan Publications. All three workbooks use the adobe. pfd file format and the Word. dot template format. The Word. dot template is a file that can be saved and used continuously. It can be used on the computer or printed and filled in by hand. The. pdf files are used with downloading the Adobe reader. The. pdf files come in two choices; one choice is downloaded and printed so it can be filled in by hand. The second choice in the. pdf file is downloaded and can be filled in using the computer and / or by hand.

The Daily Agenda Workbook covers an assortment of issues from daily meals to monthly finances. It includes lists for annual gifts for friends to keeping track of usernames and passwords for websites, all in one workbook.

The Daily Health Workbook is designed for tracking all areas of your own personal health record in the same place. The book keeps very private and confidential information for your personal reference. It covers daily journals of sleep habits, medications, food intake and exercise, along with other health incidents.

The Daily Fitness Workbook is created to assist users with a combination of most fitness programs. It features some extras, like the pre-counted calorie meals for quicker recording and a water-intake recorder. Annual logs, monthly logs and daily logs are included for tracking purposes.

About Siscan Publications

Siscan Publications is a newly formed company with a goal set out to inspire people to put the important issues and goals into life first. For additional information on the Daily Workbook Series, contact Siscan Publications at www. belyndasehome. com.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Eyeplay Releases Green Tips, A Collection of 52 Animated Digital Factoids for Living Green

Eyeplay Releases Green Tips, A Collection of 52 Animated Digital Factoids for Living Green

Green Tips is a first-of-its-kind content product for digital signage networks, flat-panel screens and the web, featuring eye-catching animated factoids with tips for living green. Green Tips includes a collection of 52 plug and play clips, each with a different tip for doing simple things to be green, at home and at the office.

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 24, 2009

Eyeplay announced today the release of a unique content product for digital signage networks and the web called Green Tips. Green Tips is an eye-catching collection of 52 plug and play clips, each with an engaging factoid for ways to be green, at home and at the office. The off-the-shelf content collection incorporates original, cinematic HD footage, stylish animated HD motion graphics and custom music. The high level of craft and visual aesthetic, combined with an affordable price point, starting at $895.00 licensed, is a first for the digital signage and web content industry. Visit Green Tips E-Commerce Site (http://www. eyeplay. tv/greentips) to preview the Green Tips collection, download free clips and to purchase online.

The Green Tips collection features user-friendly flexibility to meet the needs of digital signage networks, communication professionals and website owners. Green Tips includes 52 single clips for use within play lists as well as a single 17-minute loop clip. Customers can choose HD or SD resolution, horizontal and vertical display orientations, along with a choice of Windows Media Video (.wmv), QuickTime (.mov) or DVD formats for playback on virtually any digital signage system, flat-panel screen or website. It's a plug and play collection so that users can instantly add Green Tips to their current digital signage programming.

Green Tips is an effective way for companies to be socially relevant in today's green-conscious world. Green Tips offers customers the option of customizing the collection of tips by adding a company logo. Branding the collection of Green Tips with a company logo is a powerful way for an organization to show their commitment to being green to customers, partners, employees and other key stakeholders.

Kevin Smith, President & Creative Director of Eyeplay, explained how Green Tips aligns with the needs of marketing professionals and communicators within the digital signage and web-content industry.

"We saw an opportunity in the digital signage and web-content market that isn't being met currently," said Smith. "Marketers and communication professionals are hungry for meaningful content that grabs attention. Green Tips, for the first time, incorporates stunning visual quality with thoughtful, useful bits of information about how to be a better green citizen. Green Tips attracts eyeballs, cuts through the clutter out there and is relevant to socially-minded audiences."

The uses for Green Tips range from a single-screen in a corporate lobby or public space to large digital signage networks across multiple locations. Green Tips is affordable even for a small company to add high end, engaging content to a single screen or multi-screen network. Green Tips content works effectively as interstitial spots between a user's existing content too. Green Tips keeps audiences engaged with meaningful, eye-catching factoids -- a key to an effective and powerful digital signage network.

"The digital signage market for visually attractive and informative content is limitless at this point. There's an ever increasing need in today's video savvy world to produce content that is both attention grabbing and meaningful to the viewer," noted Smith. "We see Green Tips as the first of several future themed collections to include healthcare, finance and lifestyle, to name just a few. Communicators are seeking plug and play content like Green Tips that combines high aesthetic design and production value with socially conscious and relevant information."

Green Tips is a unique digital signage and web-content collection of 52 animated digital factoids with quick tips for living green. It's plug and play ready for digital signage networks, flat-panel screens and websites, available in a variety of formats, resolutions and screen orientaions. For communicators and marketers looking to show their commitment to being green, Green Tips is an eye-catching and engaging content product to do so.

For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release (or to view or purchase Green Tips), contact Eyeplay or visit the Green Tips E-Commerce Site. (http://www. eyeplay. tv/greentips)

About Eyeplay
Eyeplay is a full-service creative firm specializing in cinematic storytelling, HD video production and digital signage content design.


Senior BPO Executive Joins MetaSource to Lead their Healthcare Market Strategy

Senior BPO Executive Joins MetaSource to Lead their Healthcare Market Strategy

Chuck Ramsburg joins MetaSource team as Vice President of Healthcare Administration Services.

Bristol, PA (Vocus) September 22, 2010

MetaSource LLC (http://www. metasource. com), a leading business process outsourcer (http://www. metasource. com/business-process-outsourcing. html) (BPO) of back office and content management solutions (http://www. metasource. com/content-management-systems. html), announced that in July of this year Chuck Ramsburg assumed the role of Vice President of Healthcare Administration Services.

Chuck has worked extensively in the business process outsourcing space, with a primary focus in the healthcare industry. His experience includes over 30-years providing claims processing technology and business solutions for several of the nation’s leading service providers. Chuck holds a BS in Accounting from Virginia Tech University and has an extensive senior management and leadership background, much of which has been gained in complex and highly regulated programs.

“We feel very fortunate to have Chuck join our team,” states Adam Östhed, CEO of MetaSource. “We believe that his breadth and depth of knowledge and expertise will help us capitalize on the momentum we have gained in the healthcare sector.”

“I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work with MetaSource,” states Ramsburg. “MetaSource has a strong reputation for delivering superior results, quality and accuracy that support client back office and content management strategies. It is unusual to find a company with scalable infrastructure to support traditional healthcare BPO as well contact management services. We have the ability to deliver comprehensive solutions with both domestic and offshore options while operating as a consultative partner to our clients."

About MetaSource
Headquartered in Bristol, Pennsylvania, MetaSource is a leading business process outsourcer (BPO) of back office and content management solutions servicing clients throughout the United States through a network of locations in the U. S., Mexico, Canada, China and India. MetaSource focuses on labor and paper intensive processes that leverage dimensions such as innovation, cost, turnaround, scale, and flexibility to drive client value in information intensive industries, including healthcare, transportation, retail, grocery, financial, insurance, legal, and government.

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Mid-Century/Farmers Insurance PPO - Class Certified

Mid-Century/Farmers Insurance PPO - Class Certified

An Illinois circuit court has certified a class action case against Mid-Century Insurance Company, Farmers Insurance Exchange, and Farmers Group, Incorporated by Illinois medical providers who accuse the company of questionable practices to reduce medical bills from 2001 into 2004.

Wood River, IL (PRWEB) October 29, 2009

An Illinois circuit court has certified a class action case against Mid-Century Insurance Company, Farmers Insurance Exchange, and Farmers Group, Incorporated by Illinois medical providers who accuse the company of questionable practices to reduce medical bills from 2001 into 2004.

The case is pending in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, St. Clair County, Illinois. Lebanon Chiropractic P. C. v. Mid-Century Insurance Company, et al., Cause No. 06-L-8. According to the lawsuit filed on behalf of medical providers, Mid-Century has engaged in a silent Preferred Provider Organization scheme. In a PPO, insurance companies provide financial incentives to encourage patients to seek treatment from the preferred or in-network providers. A "silent PPO" occurs when an insurance company breaches its obligation to refer patients, through the use of financial incentives, to medical providers but still takes the discounts on the medical providers' bills. As a result, the medical provider loses revenue without gaining patients, receiving nothing in exchange for the reduced bills.

Jon Piper of LakinChapman said, "For many years Farmers took improper discounts from Illinois medical providers under its auto policies. These are the kinds of practices that led Farmers to be ranked one of the ten worst insurance companies in America in a recent study. We are now one step closer to making Farmers pay for its abuse of customers and doctors."

The trial court certified the following class: "All licensed healthcare providers in the State of Illinois who in the period 2001 through March 1, 2004: (a) submitted first-party claims to Farmers[/Mid-Century] pursuant to an automobile policy's medical payments/expenses ("Medpay") provision that did not contain a PPO option; (b) received or were tendered partial payment but in an amount less than the submitted medical expenses, based on a CCN preferred provider discount, and (c) received or were tendered and amount less then the stated policy limits." The Court appointed Lebanon Chiropractic Clinic, P. C. as class representative and LakinChapman, LLC as lead class counsel. The certification of a class is an important step in moving a class action case forward.

Brad Lakin, Managing Partner of LakinChapman, LLC said his firm is pursuing several other class actions cases against insurance companies on behalf of medical providers.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Personal Hand Hygiene Device Reduces Healthcare Associated Infections in the Operating Room

Personal Hand Hygiene Device Reduces Healthcare Associated Infections in the Operating Room

A Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center study published in the May issue of Anesthesiology reveals a new approach to reducing healthcare associated infections by helping anesthesiologists keep their hands clean during operations using novel personal sanitizer dispensers with tracking electronics.

Lebanon, NH (PRWEB) May 6, 2009

A Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) of Lebanon, NH study published in the May 2009 issue of Anesthesiology reveals a new approach to reducing hospital infections by using novel personal sanitizer dispensers that make it easier for the anesthesiology staff to keep their hands clean during operations. The before-and-after study introduced a point-of-care alcohol-based hand hygiene device that records use as well as prompts the healthcare providers to perform hand hygiene every 6 minutes. The result was a reduction in healthcare-associated infections from 17.2% before the introduction of the personal dispensers down to just 3.8% with the use of the devices.

The study found, "Use of the Sprixx GJ device (Harbor Medical Inc., Santa Barbara, CA) increased hourly hand decontamination events by 27-fold as compared with baseline rates (P < 0.002; 95% confidence interval, 3.3-13.4). use of the device was associated with a reduction in contamination in the anesthesia work area and peripheral intravenous tubing. intravenous tubing contamination was identified in 32.8% of cases in the control group versus 7.5% in the treatment group (odds ratio, 0.17; 95% confidence interval, 0.06-0.51; p < 0.01). healthcare-associated infections rates were reduced in the device group (3.8%) as compared with the control group (17.2%)."

"This is the first clinical study that has showed the potential implication of bacterial cross contamination by anesthesiologists in the operating room. It also potentially sheds light onto the fact that Anesthesiologists may unknowingly be contributing to patient morbidity and even mortality in the OR by ineffective aseptic practice," says Dr. Loftus an Anesthesiologist and Intensivist at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Loftus has recently received funding by the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation to study this broadly and in more detail.

As the study authors point out, "Given the recent increase in community spread of pathogenic, multidrug-resistant bacterial organisms, this is a major public health concern." Experts agree hand hygiene is the number one preventative measure against healthcare acquired infections which in the U. S. each year infect over 2 million hospital patients of which 99,000 die. New super-bugs such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) have increased the threat to patients as the percentage of antibiotic resist hospital infections are rapidly increasing: over 59% of staphylococcus aureus cases in intensive care units (ICU) are now MRSA; over 28% of ICU enterococcus cases are VRE.

"This is also the first study of its kind to reveal the importance and effectiveness of hand hygiene by anesthesiology staff in the operating room," explains study article lead author Matthew Koff, MD an Assistant Professor at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in the department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. "By adopting a simple but necessary strategy already shown to be effective in other areas of health care we were able to show a dramatic drop in operating room contamination leading to a significant reduction in infection rates through something as simple and cost effective as hand hygiene. We hope this study is the beginning of practice patterns that will have a far reaching impact on patient outcomes across the country." Dr. Koff sees the use of the personal dispensers on a broader scale, "Use of this point-of-care device by all health care providers may further reduce healthcare-associated infections hospital-wide."

The new personal sanitizer dispensers are from Sprixx of Santa Barbara, CA. The dispensers are clipped to the clothing of healthcare providers, and are designed to be operated with one hand on-the-go anytime, anywhere. The Sprixx GJ Personal Dispenser takes a 58 ml replacement cartridge that dispenses an alcohol sanitizer gel "at the point of care" as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The dispensers have four attachment options for clothing including: lanyard, belt clip, pocket clip, and scrub clip.

"The personal dispensers make it so much easier to respond to every hand hygiene opportunity especially when things are busiest," explains study author Randy Loftus, MD

The personal dispensers include the ability to record time stamp records every time the dispenser is used. The results are downloaded into a central computer for analysis and reporting. The Sprixx Hand Hygiene System's (SHHS) uses the electronic performance data to empower frontline healthcare providers to improve their hand hygiene. The key measure is Average Hourly Episodes (AHE) which is calculated by Total Hand Hygiene Episodes/Hours (decimal). Different positions have varied AHE goals for their shift to fit their duties and hand hygiene frequency requirements. The system generates a poster that graphs the AHEs for each provider's shift yet only identifies providers by a reference number. A handout is generated for each provider that graphs her/his hourly hand hygiene episodes for each working hour of the shift. This allows providers to see their individual performance from within the context of the group and group goals. Shared purpose and group governance are then the primary force for positive change.

"We believe this is the first time an electronically monitored rate of hand hygiene events has been associated with a decrease in infection rates" professes Sprixx VP of Research and Development, Ron Cagle. "Electronic monitoring of hand hygiene performance is a part of the Sprixx philosophy to raise hand hygiene to a highly respected advanced clinical skill. The system engages providers in their performance figures to drive and sustain significant improvements that translate directly into lower infection rates."

The system is compliant with the hand hygiene recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization Patient Safety Challenge, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). It is built and implemented using the best-practices methods of our day: the Geneva Hand Hygiene Model, IHI Improvement Process, and Six Sigma principles.

"We feel there is a parallel between the need for hand hygiene by the anesthesiology staff in the operating room and the need for hand hygiene within the patient rooms throughout the hospital" explains Dr. Koff. "Hand hygiene should be performed more than when coming and going from a patient room whether it be the operating room, in the intensive care unit, or on a Med Surg unit. It must be after contact with the patient or patient surroundings even during the busiest times." But providers need adequate tools to be able to do this. I compare the Sprixx device to a cell phone versus a wall phone. It makes it more convenient for the health care worker to get this important job done on their own terms.

The study article appears in the May 2009 issue of Anesthesiology which is the official peer-reviewed journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists The study article can be found online at http://journals. lww. com/anesthesiology (http://journals. lww. com/anesthesiology). The American Society of Anesthesiologists is an educational, research and scientific association with 43,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve the care of the patient.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), internationally renowned, nationally ranked, and regionally respected, integrates high-quality patient care, advanced medical education, and translational research to provide a full spectrum of health care. DHMC is located on a 225-acre campus in the heart of the Upper Connecticut River Valley, in Lebanon, New Hampshire. For more information about DHMC, visit www. dhmc. org.

Sprixx is a DBA of Harbor Medical, Inc., of Santa Barbara, CA. Sprixx holds an exclusive patent license for body-worn, single-hand operated sanitizer dispensing and is the developer of the Sprixx Hand Hygiene System. For more information on Sprixx, phone 805-570-5312, visit www. sprixx. com.


Sunday, February 15, 2009

New Speakers Added to Secure Documents 2010 Program

New Speakers Added to Secure Documents 2010 Program

Conference will take place on April 28 – 30, 2010 in Washington, DC.

Falmouth, ME (PRWEB) April 8, 2010

Pira International is pleased to announce the addition of four top industry experts to the Secure Documents 2010 conference agenda. The conference, which is set to take place on April 28 – 30, 2010 at the Renaissance Washington DC Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, DC, will now include presentations from the following speakers:

-Michael Chamberlain, Senior Consultant, PIRA INTERNATIONAL
-Patricia Cogswell, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

The program will also include presentations from the principal government agencies across the world, such as Interpol, Europol, the Department of Homeland Security, the Identity and Passport Service Office from the UK, the US Department of Defense, the US Government Printing Office and the Federal Trade Commission. Each of these organizations will address what they are doing to provide security while respecting civilian privacy. “We are very much looking forward to a program that addresses security in a global sense, while also addressing the significant issue of individual privacy,” says Barbara Rojas of Pira International.

The conference program will be divided into four sessions covering border and transport security; developments in technology and applications for ID s and Smart Cards; global protection of security and privacy issues; and developments in banknotes and currency and innovations in existing technologies.

The event will also feature a pre-conference seminar entitled “Elements of Compliant Information Destruction Policies and Procedures.” This 3 hour seminar will be led by Robert Johnson, Executive Director of the National Association for Information Destruction.

For more information about the Secure Documents 2010 conference and to view the complete agenda, please visit the website at www. securedocumentsconference. com.

If interested in registering for the event, please contact John Buss at +1 202 309 7296.

Pira International is the worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains.

Established in 1930, Pira provides strategic and technical consulting, testing, intelligence and events to help clients gain market insights, identify opportunities, evaluate product performance and manage compliance.


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Swanson Health Products Offers 7 Ways to Make Life Sweeter with 100% Certified Organic Honey from YS Organic Bee Farms

Swanson Health Products Offers 7 Ways to Make Life Sweeter with 100% Certified Organic Honey from YS Organic Bee Farms

Likely you're familiar with the sticky golden nectar naturally produced by honeybees, but did you realize that you can do much more with honey than squirt it on toast?

Fargo, ND (PRWEB) November 11, 2008

From facials to steak marinade, Swanson Health Products offers 7 unusual ways to use YS Organic Bee Farms 100% Certified Organic Honey.

*Salon-Worthy Face Mask*
Glorious, soft skin is just 15 relaxing minutes away when you apply a mask made from egg yolk, honey, and yogurt. In a small bowl, mix the yolk from one egg, a drizzle of Organic Honey from YS Organic Bee Farms (http://www. swansonvitamins. com/offers/INTE469/INTE469.html? SourceCode=INTN011) and a teaspoon of plain yogurt. Spread the mixture on your cleansed face and rest for 15 minutes. Remove by rinsing with warm water. You'll be amazed at how smooth and youthful your skin looks and feels without the salon price-tag!

*Natural Sugar Substitute*
Substitute the delectable nectar from nature for white processed table sugar in nearly any recipe. Use Organic Honey from YS Organics Bee Farms for sugar in a 3:4 ratio. If a recipe calls for one cup of sugar, use ¾ cup of honey. A recipe calling for ½ cup of sugar requires 3/8 cup of honey.

*Egyptian Bath Elixir*
Honey and milk baths were all the rage with Cleopatra during her reign in the 1st century BC. Pamper yourself like a queen with your own blend of ¼ cup powdered milk, ¼ cup of Organic Honey from YS Organics Bee Farms (http://www. swansonvitamins. com/YS018/ItemDetail?&SourceCode=INTN011) and 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil. Add essential oils like exotic ylang ylang if you like. After mixing all the ingredients together, pour into a warm bath and soak for 15 minutes. You'll emerge with silkier skin than you thought possible!

*Sweeten Up Green Tea*
Everyone knows that green tea is a healthy beverage and a great habit to include every day. But drinking plain hot tea leaves many people cold as ice. Try sweetening it with a spoonful of Organic Honey from YS Organics Bee Farms. It has the power to turn ordinary tea into a dessert-like elixir.

*Sizzling Steak Marinade*
Honey is the perfect ingredient in a steak marinade because it adds just the right amount of sweetness to the typical vinegar base. The meat will literally sizzle on the grill, too! Here's an easy one to prepare: 1 cup of steak sauce, ½ cup of bottled Italian dressing, ½ cup of Organic Honey from YS Organics Bee Farms, ½ teaspoon of soy sauce and ½ teaspoon of garlic powder (http://www. swansonvitamins. com/SWF027/ItemDetail?&SourceCode=INTN011). Mix ingredients in a blender and pour over two pounds of steak. Marinade meat for up to 48 hours in the refrigerator. Remove steak to grill and discard remaining marinade. Ymmm…guaranteed great taste!

*Dress Your Greens in Good Taste*
The right dressing can make or break a salad. Turn spinach into a delicious supper with this one made from all natural ingredients. In a blender mix the juice from one large lemon (about 1/3 cup), 1 egg yolk, 1/3 cup of prepared stone-ground mustard, ½ cup of Organic Honey from YS Organics Bee Farms, 2 tablespoons of chopped onion, a dash of salt, a dash of pepper, and ½ teaspoon of garlic powder. Remove the lid and drizzle in 1 cup of olive or canola oil very slowly while the ingredients blend. Pour into a glass jar until ready to serve. Spoon about two tablespoons of dressing over an imaginative mixture of greens, vegetables, fruits, seeds and nuts.

*Celery Dipped in Peanut Butter & Honey*
Create healthy yet tasty hors d'oeuvres in mere minutes by spreading peanut butter into the crevice of a celery stalks; then dip the celery in Organic Honey from YS Organics Bee Farms. This final step adds a bit of bliss to the creamy, crunchy snack.

Visit Swanson Health Products (http://www. swansonvitamins. com/?&SourceCode=INTN011) through Thursday November 13 and receive a free 8 oz jar of Organic Honey with an order of $40 or more. Also, for a limited time receive free shipping with an order of $65 or more. Just enter promo code SWEET1108 (http://www. swansonvitamins. com/PromoCode?&SourceCode=INTN011) to receive the free gift and shipping.

With four generations of hands-on beekeeping experience and solid relationships with beekeepers in North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand, YS Organic Bee Farms takes pride in generating global excitement about certified organic bee products.

Swanson Health Products (http://www. swansonvitamins. com/?&SourceCode=INTN011) is an industry leader in bringing vitamins direct to consumers at the lowest price possible. Swanson Health Products (http://www. swansonvitamins. com/?&SourceCode=INTN011) goes a step beyond its competitors by offering powerful guarantees. All products are backed by a 100% Satisfaction, Money-Back Guarantee and Double the Difference Lowest Price Guarantee.


Home Health Agency Optimal Care Ranks No. 4 on the &amp;quot;2010 Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces&amp;quot

Home Health Agency Optimal Care Ranks No. 4 on the "2010 Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces"

Detroit’s largest daily newspaper ranks home health agency Optimal Care as one of the top 4 places to work in Michigan through industry leadership and outstanding support to its employees.

Franklin, MI (PRWEB) December 7, 2010

Optimal Care, Inc. announces today the home health company’s rank as the No. 4 small business workplace in Michigan by Detroit’s largest daily newspaper. The Detroit Free Press honors Optimal Care for providing quality care, strong leadership, and staff support.

Optimal Care – a Bingham Farms-based, Medicare - certified home health care agency specializing in geriatric, behavioral health and dementia care – was honored in the “2010 Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces” competition, which recognized 105 businesses from across Michigan in large, mid-size and small categories. WorkplaceDynamics of Exton, Pa. conducted the survey for the Free Press with 41,291 respondents in Michigan. Visit the Detroit Free Press website to view the complete list of Top Workplaces finalists for 2010.

When asked what key factors led to Optimal Care’s most recent accomplishment, chief operations officer and administrator Coleen Murphy-DeOrsey, RN, BS, said, “We pride ourselves on being more than owners and managers of our organization. We create a supportive work environment built on respect, trust and communication that allows our employees to focus on the most important aspect of their jobs – to provide every patient with the highest quality of clinical care through personal and technological excellence. If we see an opportunity to advance in any way, we don’t hold back.”

Optimal Care supports its clinical staff as they provide care to patients in real-time via mobile devices, such as the Apple iPad, and Web-based home health software for patient care and office operations.

“All members of our clinical field staff have iPads and they love them,” said Murphy-DeOrsey. “They are using their iPads both in the field and in the home along with Kinnser Software’s Agency Manager™, which is an efficient and easy-to-use Web-based software system that enables our clinicians to access their patients’ clinical information, document visits and communicate with other clinical disciplines in real time.”

In support of its employees, Optimal Care also encourages continuing education by offering funding and tuition reimbursement to all clinical staff for specialty certifications. Employees are encouraged to become involved with Optimal Care, Inc.’s non-profit foundation to help patients in the local community who do not have the financial resources to obtain health products or services through private fundraising.

“We are very proud of the company we have built together,” said Murphy-DeOrsey, referring to owners Kristyn Gall, APRN, BC, NP, Chief Clinical Officer, and Josephine Grider, Director of Nursing, APRN, BC, NP. “It is an honor to be recognized by our employees for this award. We are privileged to work with such a talented team.”

About Optimal Care, Inc.
Optimal Care, Inc. is a Medicare-certified comprehensive Michigan home health care agency that specializes in geriatric, behavioral health and dementia care. The company’s unique Nurse Practitioner model reaches beyond the traditional medical and rehabilitation home care into specialized programs for seniors in their homes. Optimal Care clinicians have advanced knowledge and expertise in geriatrics to help care for even the most complex patients. Additionally, the company has developed specialty programs in diabetes, wound care and orthopedics utilizing an advanced practice model. Learn more at OptimalCareInc. com

About Kinnser Software, Inc.
Kinnser Software’s unique web-based solution Agency Manager™ is the complete point of care, administration and billing solution for home health agencies nationwide. This Software as a Service (SaaS)-model EMR for the home health industry delivers increased net revenue, decreased costs and improved collaboration to home health agencies. These innovative services engage clinicians and staff throughout the care continuum, providing revolutionary connectivity within the agency and with fiscal intermediaries/insurance, physicians and therapy companies. Learn more at Kinnser. com


Friday, February 13, 2009

New Online Training Creates Jobs for Mental Health Professionals

New Online Training Creates Jobs for Mental Health Professionals

The shortage of trained mental health professionals, coupled with the ever increasing need for these services in long term care settings, is being addressed by Concept Healthcare, LLC. A 4-week series of online, interactive courses will prepare students to better understand the aging process, the nursing home environment, clinical care, and the world of reimbursement and billing. This turnkey package will get quality care to where it is needed, and create professional job opportunities, nationally, for CoHealth Certified Providers.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 20, 2009 -

New professional work opportunities will be created for psychologists and social workers who complete a series of seminars on how to establish a practice in long term care settings. The training will be provided by Concept Healthcare, LLC, an internet-based company specializing in mental health training for health care professionals and family caregivers (www. cohealth. org). Dr. Joseph M. Casciani, company founder and President, and geropsychologist for over 25 years, has long recognized the shortage of professionals trained to work with older adults. (www. iom. edu/?id=53452 (http://www. iom. edu/?id=53452)). And with many states facing budget cutbacks and reductions in mental health programs in today's tough economy, new work opportunities for these practitioners will be welcome.

By offering a quality, comprehensive training package, trainees will be better prepared, with clear ethical guidelines and professional standards, to care for this burgeoning senior population. Common problems in this age group are depression, a loss of motivation to comply with and progress thru medical treatment, and difficulty coping with the myriad personal, social, and physical losses they have experienced. It should be emphasized, according to the company President, that individuals usually respond very well to psychological treatment. Family members also benefit from counseling, when given a chance to talk about their spouses' or parents' physical, emotional, and mental changes. These professionals are in the best position to provide this support.

As Casciani says, "We are too quick to rely on anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medications to treat the patient's symptoms - psychological services provide more lasting benefit, and don't rely on a "quick fix" because we help older patients learn new ways to cope and adapt to changes, something that medications cannot do."

All training will be conducted online, over four consecutive weeks, so the student can conveniently participate from home or office, with a phone and an internet connection. The sessions will cover aging issues, working in a collaborative, nursing home environment, assessment and treatment approaches, and most importantly, understanding Medicare, billing and getting paid for medically necessary services. Continuing education credit will be given for psychologists, clinical social workers, and other disciplines. Class size is limited to ten.

The entire package includes the interactive training, course syllabus, audio recordings of the seminars, inservice modules, monthly conference calls, free membership on the company's website, and follow-up consultation with Concept Healthcare's Clinical Advisory Board. A unique benefit for the graduates is designation as a CoHealth Certified Provider. With this designation, letters of introduction will be sent to prospective worksites, attesting to the graduate's clinical, administrative, and inter-disciplinary credentials, and assurance of CoHealth's recognition and support. The new earning potential of these Certified Providers allows for tuition costs to be recouped in less than two months of practice.

This is one of the many innovative approaches adopted by Concept Healthcare. With its online, interactive programs and its virtual classroom model, this company uses 21st century technology to bring vital content to the end user, anywhere. Whether they live in a major metropolitan area, or an outlying, remote part of the country, CoHealth Certified Providers can reach into new geographic areas to deliver essential mental health care to our aging population.

For those who are only interested in specialized topics, the company's website offers an array of educational content for professionals, paraprofessionals, and family caregivers. Courses can be completed online, and CE credit is available.

Live web conferences are also held twice monthly, bringing in speakers well known in the industry of aging, geriatrics, and geropsychology. As one of our participants recently said, "Once you've taken a webinar, you're spoiled for life." Another says, "What is very new about the webinar is that professionals can get their CEs from experts in the field without having to leave their office. There is a lot to be said for that!"

About Concept Healthcare

Concept Healthcare is a web-based company providing educational content and training for professionals, workers in health care settings, and family members who care for older adults, focusing on improving the physical and psychological well being of this group. Online courses, live web conferences, and custom training programs can be tailored for various organizations, individuals and groups, including LTC facilities, hospices, and home health organizations. Continuing education credit is authorized by many state and professional organizations.

Susan P. Christ
Director of Sales and Marketing
4901 Morena Blvd., Ste 109
San Diego, CA 92117-3370
858-272-3992 (o)
858-272-3804 (f)
619-892-1344 (m)
Schrist (at) cohealth (dot) org
Www. cohealth. org


Yoga With Style Opens at Esteem Wellness &amp;amp; Fitness in Greenlawn, New York

Yoga With Style Opens at Esteem Wellness & Fitness in Greenlawn, New York

The popular online boutique officially opened it's doors for local shoppers on December 11, 2010

Greenlawn, NY (PRWEB) December 21, 2010

Esteem Wellness & Fitness, a popular destination in Greenlawn, NY welcomed it's newest partner, Yoga With Style on December 11, 2010. Esteem and Yoga With Style now offer a wonderful array of handmade yoga, meditation and fitness products. Popular brands are featured such as jewelry by Island Cowgirl and Jennifer Stock Designs, yoga lifestyle clothes by Be Present, T-Party, and Hadley Pollet, as well as Kulae eco yoga mats just to name a few. Yoga With Style aims to fully integrate it's "eco artisan vibe" along with the already unique lounge and boutique at Esteem. Esteem's beautiful interior is now packed with the best yoga and fitness lifestyle clothes and supplies on the market. Clients and customers of Esteem can now see Yoga With Style's product line in person as well as have direct access to the web shop at http://www. yogawithstyle. com 24/7 - customers of Esteem will enjoy a personal shopping experience directly with the owner, Jennifer Tallini during studio hours, or by private appointment.

"This is a super opportunity for both Esteem and Yoga With Style as clients have so enjoyed the boutique and lounge area at Esteem that the additional brand lines and artisan designs just makes it even better". says Jennifer Tallini, owner of Yoga With Style. " We hope to also work closely with Esteem to support future workshops, trunk shows featuring local and eco clothing brands, benefits for charities such as United By Blue and special shopping events highlighting new artisans."

Since 2008, Esteem has been a creative and unique destination of strength, health, and balance for whole body wellness. Esteem delivers innovative classes, exceptionally experienced teachers, and renowned educators for our members in a beautiful and comfortable setting. Their daily mission is to guide and inspire families to live a wellness centered lifestyle through exciting classes, enlightening experiences, and special events.

Opened in August of 2010, http://www. yogawithstyle. com is a super cool online yoga/workout/lifestyle boutique. They cater to local customers through their new boutique and to customers throughout the world through their comprehensive, user-friendly online store. A practicing yoga lover, Jennifer Tallini, blogs about her experiences at http://yogawithstyle. com/blog/


AldenEm Celebrates 25 Years with New Name, Principals, Services/ Prominent New Media Strategist Affiliates with Alden MC

AldenEm Celebrates 25 Years with New Name, Principals, Services/ Prominent New Media Strategist Affiliates with Alden MC

AldenEm, in celebration of its 25th anniversary as a San Diego-based advertising, design and marketing communications agency, announced today that it is changing its name to Alden Marketing Communications (AldenMC), naming two new principals -- Florentino "Junior" Fangon and Jennifer McKinley -- expanding its range of services, and launching a new web site: www. aldenmc. com.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 4, 2010

AldenEm, in celebration of its 25th anniversary as a San Diego-based advertising, design and marketing communications agency, announced today that it is changing its name to Alden Marketing Communications (AldenMC), naming two new principals – Florentino “Junior” Fangon and Jennifer McKinley -- expanding its range of services, and launching a new web site: (www. aldenmc. com).

Alden Marketing Communications is affiliating with Eric Tulin, a prominent new media strategist who has managed the development of online applications, strategic planning and web sites for dozens of FORTUNE 500, business-to-business and consumer companies, including KODAK. He was involved in the early development of Facebook and other social network companies. Tulin is a graduate of Yale University. He is relocating from Connecticut to San Diego.

Alden Marketing Communications’ clients include leading national and international brands such as the Farmers Insurance San Diego Open, HEAD Penn Racquetsports, Bayer, Solar Turbines and Sabata Toys, as well as a broad range of b2b & b2c financial, industrial, healthcare and high technology companies. The firm’s services include corporate identity, product and packaging design, branding, print advertising, online annual reports, web development and design, ecommerce development and site maintenance. Moving forward, AldenMC will place increasing emphasis on strategic digital integration with traditional marketing and messaging -- bridging the digital divide on behalf of its clients’ sales and branding efforts.

Agency founder Allen Guilmette comments, “Our mantra at Alden has always been “Putting a Face on the Facts” and with the rapidly changing environment of marketing communications, we believe our new name, website and expanded services better communicate our suite of client services. The engine that drives our success has always been Florentino Fangon and Jennifer McKinley, two highly regarded and talented professionals who will play an increasingly important role in our future as newly named principals of the firm. Eric Tulin’s diversity of experience and skills in social media, strategic planning and corporate communications will support AldenMC to better fulfill the current and future marketing communication demands of our clients.”

As Senior Art Director/Designer for AldenMC, Florentino Fangon joined the firm in 1997 after working as a digital imaging specialist for a prominent photography studio. He holds a degree in environmental design from San Diego State University, and has continued his education in graphic communications and photography.

Jennifer McKinley serves as Director of New Media. After studying fine art at the University of Western Ontario, McKinley studied multi-media at Platt College. She joined the firm in 2000, focusing on concept development, storyboarding, 2D, 3D and flash animation, video editing, web design, programming and site maintenance. This transplanted Canadian, who has lived everywhere from Puerto Rico to England, fuses fine arts with the latest in today’s digital technology.

Alden Marketing Communications, www. aldenmc. com, 2157B India Street, San Diego, CA 92101, 619-544-9299

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Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore an Elegant Five-Star Hotel in Singapore

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore an Elegant Five-Star Hotel in Singapore

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore offers guests a range of accommodation options with 574 guest rooms and suites including a variety of amenities and services.

(PRWEB) March 27, 2010

Situated on the banks of the historic Singapore River, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel (http://www. millenniumhotels. com. sg/grandcopthornewaterfront/) is one of the largest five-star conference accommodation properties in Singapore. Located just minutes away from the central business district, this luxury hotel in Singapore (http://www. millenniumhotels. com. sg/grandcopthornewaterfront/) offers lifestyle and business-enabling conveniences to facilitate business and leisure travellers’ needs with health and leisure facilities, a variety of restaurants and bars, executive accommodation and privileges, meeting facilities at the Waterfront Conference Centre, wireless connectivity, business support services at the well-equipped business centre and fully furnished serviced

Guest Rooms and Facilities

With 574 guest rooms and suites, including rooms available for the physically challenged, each guestroom is equipped with business-enabling conveniences such data ports for computer and facsimile, broadband Internet access, a selection of cable channels and pay-movies, in-room personal safe, IDD service, hair-dryer, coffee and tea making facilities. Room categories include Superior, Deluxe, Club, Club Deluxe, Suite, a Presidential Suite and the exclusive La Residenza for long-staying guests. With the growing demand for non-smoking rooms, the hotel has a total of 21 floors of rooms appointed for non-smoking guests.

Guest facilities include the gymnasium, tennis courts, out-door swimming pool and jacuzzi. The hotel also offers ample secured underground parking bays.

Wired and Wireless Broadband Connectivity
With the requirements of today’s wireless world, wireless broadband Internet access is available in all 34 meeting rooms at the Waterfront Conference Centre, The Executive Club Lounge and the hotel’s common areas. Wired broadband connectivity is also available in all guest rooms.

La Residenza

Located on levels five and six of the hotel, La Residenza is specially designed for long-staying guests and features 24 lofty, high-ceilinged one or two bedroom units, sweeping gallery-like corridors and a rich combination of contemporary design and luxurious touches. La Residenza showcases a suite-within-a-suite concept; some units boast balconies where one can lap up the serene view of the Singapore River and downtown skyline.

The Executive Club

Offering private comfort and luxury, the Executive Club Rooms and Suites on the top six floors are favoured amongst today’s busy business travellers. The exclusive two-storey Executive Club Lounge on the 29th floor boasts floor-to-ceiling glass windows with a breathtaking panoramic view of Singapore’s modern skyline. Coupled with ‘attention to detail’ service by the superb Executive Club team, special Executive Club privileges include personalised check-in and out, daily complimentary breakfast, evening cocktails with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments throughout the day at The Executive Club Lounge.

Business Centre and Serviced Offices

A fully equipped Business Centre and 27 units of fully furnished Serviced Offices are located on Level Three of the hotel. The Business Centre and Serviced Offices offer a range of secretarial and business support services including on-site IT support, ISDN enabled and videoconferencing facilities, high-speed Internet connection, conference, meeting and training rooms, complete with coffee & tea making facilities.

In today’s busy business world, relaxation and fitness is a must! The hotel offers tenants special privileges such as complimentary use of the swimming pool and gymnasium, short or long term discounted guest room rates and special food & beverage offers.

For more information - http://www. millenniumhotels. com. sg/grandcopthornewaterfront/facilities/ (http://www. millenniumhotels. com. sg/grandcopthornewaterfront/facilities/)

Meetings and Events at the Waterfront Conference Centre

Welcome to the Waterfront Conference Centre, one of Asia’s premier venues for meetings and events. With 34 versatile meeting rooms covering an impressive 65,000 square feet, it truly offers an unparalleled choice of naturally lighted meeting rooms within one of the best designed conference venues in the region.

Being the choice conference venue of many multi-national corporations and professional organizations, expect nothing less than the highest standard of excellence and personalized service to guests, delegates and organizers from our dedicated Events Team.

With state-of-the-art meeting aids including wireless broadband internet access, built-in projectors, motorized screens, video-conferencing equipment, intelligent lighting and sound systems for special effects, the Waterfront Conference Centre is fully equipped to meet your most challenging demands.

For more information - http://www. millenniumhotels. com. sg/grandcopthornewaterfront/meeting (http://www. millenniumhotels. com. sg/grandcopthornewaterfront/meeting)

Weddings on the Waterfront

With a dedicated Wedding Services Team to provide the highest standards of excellence and personalised service, wedding celebrations will unveil exquisite cuisines, unsurpassed service, elegant floral creations and table settings, supported by advanced sound and pattern illumination lighting capabilities for a dazzling wedding presentation.

Restaurants and Bars

The hotel also offers much to satisfy all palates with its award winning restaurants serving up Italian cuisine at Pontini, Shanghainese cuisine at Grand Shanghai, international and Asian cuisine at Cafe Brio's, cocktails by The Promenade and live entertainment at The Piano Bar. Light snacks at the The Pool Bar and 24 hours Room Service provide for additional dining options.

For more information - http://www. millenniumhotels. com. sg/grandcopthornewaterfront/restaurant/ (http://www. millenniumhotels. com. sg/grandcopthornewaterfront/restaurant/)


Art For Progress Launches New Health Insurance Program for Artists and Supporting Members

Art For Progress Launches New Health Insurance Program for Artists and Supporting Members

Art For Progress launches new health insurance program for New York City based artists with competitive rates, discounts on premiums, an easy application process and other benefits for members of the organization.

New York (PRWEB) August 19, 2008

New York City based 501(c) 3 non-profit Art For Progress (AFP) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Atlantis Health Plans and Vista Health Solutions to provide affordable access to health insurance for New York City based artists, supporting members and their families.

Frank Jackson, Director of Art For Progress, has had a long career working in health policy and management. With his experience and knowledge from administering health programs, he began to research various programs available in New York City. He was able to negotiate directly with Atlantis Health Plans to assure some of the best rates available. Though affordable rates are important, Mr. Jackson secured plans with low deductibles, a $20 discount off of monthly premiums, and administration and application fees waived for members of the organization. With this new program he believes AFP is truly expanding access to health care in the community.

Individuals who are not part of AFP's artist program can also qualify for participation in the health insurance program by purchasing a supporting membership to the organization.

Some examples of people who may be interested in this program include:

1) Self - employed individuals
2) Full-time employees who do not receive benefits from their employers
3) Part-time employees
4) Recent college graduates
5) Students
6) Retirees who do not qualify for Medicare
7) Unemployed persons
8) Immigrants who have recently moved to the U. S.
9) People looking for short-term health insurance
10) Individuals coming off of a Cobra health care plan

Pay on a month-to-month basis with the option to stop the insurance at any point in time with no risk of penalty. You can make payments using a credit card, check, bank draft, or online bill payment through http://www. nychealthplan. com (http://www. nychealthplan. com)

Vista Health Systems of New York is administering the program. Vista Health Solutions is a licensed NY insurance agency dedicated to meeting the needs of the individual, self-employed and the small business owner. Our goal is to provide you with the most competitive health insurance plans available in New York.

For more information about this program visit www. nychealthplan. com or call toll free 818-215-4045.

Art For Progress, "Creative Culture Accelerating Social Change"

Http://www. artforprogress. org (http://www. artforprogress. org)

Contact: Allyson Jacobs, allyson @ artforprogress. org


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sensitron, leader in Health Resource Management, partners with Monebo Technologies to deliver the Next Generation CareTrends(TM) System for Home Health Care

Sensitron, leader in Health Resource Management, partners with Monebo Technologies to deliver the Next Generation CareTrends(TM) System for Home Health Care

Sensitron to integrate the CardioBelt(TM) from Monebo as part of the CareTrends(TM) System for home health care of patients suffering from cardiac diseases. The system offers wireless (Bluetooth) vital signs monitoring, full ECG analysis capabilities, and unprecedented ease-of-use at very affordable prices.

(PRWEB) August 15, 2002

San Mateo, CA (August 13, 2002) –Today, Sensitron announced an agreement with Monebo Technologies to expand the capabilities of its CareTrends™ System to integrate the CardioBelt which adds full ECG analysis capabilities. The Sensitron / Monebo solution provides cardiac patients with the most cost-effective, complete monitoring system with the benefits of freedom to be on-the-go, maintain a high quality lifestyle, live independently at home, and receive specialized medical care. The CareTrends™ System from Sensitron is a low cost, knowledge based Health Resource Management solution which uses wireless enabled vital sign monitors to gather patient vital signs and automatically send them to the central server where they are analyzed. Alarms are determined and then delivered to the health care personnel in real time. CardioBelt™ from Monebo is an ambulatory patient-worn device which acquires and analyses ECG signals. The Home Health Care market represents a multi-billion dollar opportunity over the next five years, with CAGR in excess of 5%.

Sensitron has pioneered Health Resource Management (HRM) to contain cost, reduce medical errors and improve quality of medical care through its CareTrends™ System. Monebo has developed the CardioBelt™ technology which provides an accurate cardiogram trace and analysis using a wearable belt that needs no special preparation for positioning of the electrodes. By integrating an innovative product such as the CardioBelt™ with its CareTrends™ System, Sensitron plans to greatly extend the range of services offered through its HRM system to cardiac patients who can now be monitored while they are at home or almost anywhere.

This system offers a high reliability monitoring service with the following benefits:

• Empowers individuals to manage their own health by regular monitoring of vital signs.

• Increases user compliance and quality of care with an affordable, easy-to-use system. The simple user interface is wireless and no keyboard or computer operation is required.

• Medical care providers increase their efficiency by timely, remote review of the patientÂ’s ECG data analysis summary.

Cardiovascular diseases consume the largest portion of the health care dollars which were $1.4 trillion in 2000 and are expected to reach a staggering $2.1 trillion by 2007. In 1999 the US national expenditure for hospitals was $423 billion and continues to increase. Solutions such as HRM will be implemented by healthcare organizations to balance the need to deliver quality care and manage the cost of care.

Rajiv Jaluria, President & CEO of Sensitron, who co-founded the company with Dr. Ashok Kapoor comments, “Aging Baby Boomers will place increased pressure on our healthcare system already suffering from nursing shortages, spiraling costs, and troubling errors. We wanted to create a system that will relieve the crisis and deliver cost-effective Health Resource Management so that individuals can take charge of their health using enabling technology and an integrated healthcare team approach. The demonstrated success of Disease Management for cardiovascular conditions provides an ideal foundation for implementing HRM and further improving care outcomes. With the Monebo CardioBelt™ and vital sign monitoring we provide multi-parameter, knowledge based, patient specific data in real time to key medical personnel enabling timely, targeted intervention for better quality care.”

Monebo’s President and CEO, Dale Misczynski, indicated that the CardioBelt™ is an innovative breakthrough in wearable ECG acquisition and analysis, “Based upon technology originally developed for monitoring astronauts in space, Monebo’s approach opens new application potentials for high value, cost-effective, cardiac monitoring”.

About Sensitron:

Sensitron, Inc. is a Delaware company headquartered in Silicon Valley. The Health Resource Management System from Sensitron, named CareTrends™, connects patients to healthcare professional in a profoundly meaningful way. The four key components are: secure, private, reliable, and rapid wireless data transmission; a knowledge-based engine that analyzes data real-time for presentation of multi-parameter, actionable information; data storage that is secure and at the same time accessible to interface with associated health information systems; and wireless, patient-centric data capture and presentation (via PDA) of vital signs and other related information. The benefits are time savings and improved quality of care with a significant ROI. The technology underlying the CareTrends™ HRM System includes: SPP (Sensitron Personalization Protocol) that provides secure, highly reliable data transmission; Sensitron knowledge-based engine for simultaneous, multi-variant vital signs analysis; the latest in low cost, low power Bluetooth wireless communication; and cost-effective, easy-to-use, battery operated FDA cleared medical instruments.

About Monebo:

Located in Austin, Monebo Technologies, Inc is a Texas corporation. Monebo, a Latin word meaning, “I shall warn” has developed technologies based upon advanced mathematics, computer science, and cardiology. Transformational in nature, the technology provides cost effective solutions for the acquisition, analysis, artifact elimination, and graphical display of cardiac derived ECG signals. Monebo’s technology provides key functions that allow the hereto impracticable application of cardiac analysis and inference in personal, untethered applications, using low cost, battery powered, and wearable, electronic packages.

Http://www. sensitron. net (http://www. sensitron. net)

Marie Bendix

V. P. Marketing

Sensitron, Inc.

1300 S. El Camino Real, #502

San Mateo, Ca 94402

(650).358.0244 x104

Marie@sensitron. net

Dale Misczynski

President and CEO

Monebo Technologies, Inc.

1800 Barton Creek Blvd

Austin, TX 78735-1606


Dale. misczynski@isoagile. com